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Sustainability is a top priority at LabQ. The building is being developed according to the Paris Proof all-electric standard, a construction and design standard aimed at reducing CO2 emissions. By using thermal energy storage (TES) technology and renewable energy sources, the UvA aims to achieve an energy-neutral building with a low environmental impact for LabQ. The whole-life carbon approach is aimed at keeping CO2 emissions low over the building's entire lifespan.

Another important sustainability objective is to create a degree of flexibility for the future. Space in the building must be adaptable for new developments and different user groups without using a significant amount of resources and energy.

Infographic on current carbon footprint UvA


The infographic shows how the university's CO2 emissions are distributed in 2023.